A conference room in Bldg. 4 was dedicated to Dr. Franklin A.
Neva, director of the NIAID Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD)
from 1969 to 1993. He then served as a section head from 1993 to
2005. He made significant scientific contributions in the field
of virology and in the areas of malaria, leishmaniasis and strongyloides.
Neva transformed the LPD into a modern world-renowned branch that
is at the forefront of vaccine development, molecular biology and
immunology for parasitic diseases. He officially retired from NIH
on Jan. 1, 2005, but is now a scientist emeritus, and is active
in clinical and lab work.
Well-wishers greet NIAID’s Dr. Franklin
Neva (l), in whose honor a conference room in Bldg. 4
was recently dedicated. Among those dropping in was NIAID director
Dr. Anthony Fauci (r).